ceph storage

What is Ceph?

Ceph is open-source software that provides a scalable and reliable clustered storage solution. In a clustered storage architecture multiple storage servers work together, and the workload is distributed between each server – this improves performance and reliability. Why Ceph? Ceph’s…
rest vs soap

REST vs SOAP

We recently wrote about the benefits of APIs and web services when building online applications. When it comes to building APIs and web services there are two main contenders: REST (Representational State Transfer), and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). What…
apis web services

APIs and web services

For many popular online applications, it’s important to have an architecture that allows webpage data to be read by both humans and machines – and I’m not talking about the Terminator scrolling through his Twitter timeline. As well as allowing…